Organic Brown Gunk (Technical Term) Rains Out of Pluto’s Surprising Atmosphere, Coloring the Planet’s Surface

I’m just catching up on some of the recent spectacular imagery of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby, and this one really caught my eye.

This beautiful image of sunlight streaming through the atmosphere was captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager instrument, known as LORRI. The spacecraft was racing away from Pluto at the time, just seven hours after its closest approach on July 14, 2015.

But the image isn’t just beautiful. It actually astounded Ne

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